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Violent fathering and the risks to childrenThe need for change$
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Lynne Harne

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847429179

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847429179.001.0001

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The need for change

The need for change

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(p.169) Six The need for change
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Violent fathering and the risks to children
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Lynne Harne

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429179.003.0007

This chapter implies that although there is beginning to be some policy recognition of the problem of violent fathering, it is frequently in conflict with policies that promote the involvement of fathers in children's lives. Too often such policies are focused on fathers' needs rather than those of children. There is therefore an urgent requirement for change more broadly and at a number of different levels. This includes primary preventative measures, which in an era of social welfare cutbacks are likely to be more effective than those that aim to deal with harm to children after it has happened.

Keywords:   children, conflict, fathers, preventative measures, social welfare

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